Temple of Hephaistos & Athena, Athens
Also known as the Theseum because of its decorative sculpture depicting the feats of Theseus, the Doric temple, built in 449 BCE, is situated in the agora of Athens. Hephaistos and Athena, as gods of crafts were worshipped here and within...
Acropolis Plan, Athens
A plan of the acropolis of Athens. Occupied from Mycenaean times, the monuments visible today largely date from the 5th century BCE.
A corinthian capital, situated in the Agora of Athens.
Erechtheion Floor Plan
A floor plan of the Erechtheion on the Athenian acropolis, constructed 421-406 BCE. On the right, indicated in purple are the six Caryatids of the south porch. The main cella is divided into four chambers, the largest of which housed the...
Greco-Roman Oracle (Artist's Impression)
An artist's depiction of a Greco-Roman city and its oracle. From the game Old World.
The Erechtheion temple of the Athenian acropolis was constructed between 421 and 406 BCE. The temple was built to house the ancient cult wooden statue of Athena and as a shrine to other local gods such as the early Athenian kings Erechtheus...
Ionic capital from the Acropolis, Athens, (447-432 BCE).
Hercules & The Cretan Bull
Metope from the west side of the Temple of Zeus, Olympia. Here Hercules tames the Cretan Bull. (470-460 BCE) Olympia Archaeological Museum.
Lighthouse of Alexandria, Reconstructed
The Lighthouse of Alexandria was the first of its kind, created in 280 BCE. The lighthouse used a mirror to reflect the light up to 35 miles out to sea. By day, it used the light of the sun, by night it used a massive fire. It is one of the...
Tholos of Delphi
The Tholos temple of Delphi, c. 580 BCE and originally with 20 columns.